Suarez Retains Power in Spain

Whelan, Ed
March 1979
Harvard International Review;Mar1979, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p14
The article focuses on the political career of Adolfo Suarez, prime minister of Spain, as well as his administration. Suarez was appointed by King Juan Carlos I in July 1976, which understandably distressed the Spaniards. In June 1977, Spain held its first election in 40 years and voters retained him in power. Suarez has established a functioning government without having to resort to forming a coalition and in 1978 he decided to dissolve the legislature and called for new elections.


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